Part-Time Faculty-Instructional Build & Lead Online MSW -SWK 774: Proposal Writing &Prgm Dev
Location: Syracuse, NY
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
FLSA Status: Exempt
Hours: As determined by department/chair
Campus: Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code: UA
Job DescriptionSchool of Social Work department is seeking part-time faculty to be a course build and instructional lead for SWK 774- Proposal Writing and Program Development (3 credits). Course description: Planning, development, and funding of social service programs in both private nonprofit and public settings.
This course prepares students to participate in the planning, development, and funding of social service programs in both private non-profit and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills that combine the technical aspects of grant-seeking with the analytical skills of social planning. Technical, political, and methodological factors will be explored. Methods of identifying and accessing various sources of financial support will be included. Although proposal writing will be the major focus, other forms of fundraising will be covered briefly. Students are not required to have prior proposal writing or fundraising experience. Although not required, it is recommended that students have field placements or are employed in agencies where they can participate in program development and/or proposal writing activities concurrent with this course. Students must at least have access in some form (e.g. as a volunteer; prior placements) to an agency for those activities.
Position begins in early November 2021. The course launch to students is August 2022.
Students should acquire:
- A broad understanding of current and historical funding relationships among governmental, philanthropic, and not-for-profit human service organizations.
- Knowledge in identifying, and/or developing fundable program elements.
- Knowledge of the various types of funds for which application can be made.
- Understanding of the roles played by foundations and other private funders in the human services system.
- Knowledge and skill in identifying, selecting, and approaching various public and private funders.
- Experience and competency in using various computer-based methods of identifying potential funders and obtaining technical assistance in program planning and proposal writing.
- The ability to define the key elements of a grant proposal (e.g. "Objectives")
- The ability to write a complete, professional grant proposal.
- Qualification is an MSW with previous graduate-level social work practice teaching experience preferred.
- Candidate must have 2 years post-masters experience.
Job Specific Qualifications"none"
ResponsibilitiesAs an instructional lead, it is expected that you will create the content and assignments for your course over a time of approximately 10 months prior to the launch of the course. In building your course, you will determine timing and method of assignments and quizzes/tests. You will work with 2U Content Specialists to enhance your material with available video and interactive techniques. After each offering of the course, you will work with the 2U team to make minor refreshments to the asynchronous material, as necessary. You will teach and grade at least one live, synchronous section (14 weeks) per class offering. For the specific term, synchronous sections will run based on regular semester session.
As part of your appointment, you will coordinate the other section lead(s) work plan and grading expectations. This will include:
- Suggest follow-up on asynchronous content, timely topical information, assignments, case, and problem discussions
- Create grading rubrics/guidelines for section lead(s) to administer
- Meet all designated class periods.
- Conduct discussions for each week's live session.
- Grade any assignments and exams in a timely manner based on instructions/rubrics provided.
- Submit completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University regulations.
Physical Requirements"Not Applicable"
Application InstructionsIn addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter.
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Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Category: Faculty